Lumbini , presently a small place in southern part of Nepal, is the Buddhist pilgrim place. It is the birth place of 'Prince Gautama' , who later became the Buddhist divine power as globally known " Gautam Buddha".
Lumbini is one of the four prominent Buddhist Pilgrim Sites, other three being 'Bodh Gaya' ,
'Sarnath' & ' Kushi Nagar ' [ all 3 in India ].
Price Gautama, left Lumbini at the age of 27, in search of 'ultimate Truth of Life'. He engrossed himself in deep meditation and got his superhuman divine power at 'Bodh Gaya'. As an enlightened personality , he was known and revered as " Gautam Buddha", who
influenced the masses through his teachings of Buddhism and believed to be the founder
of " Buddhism ". He gave his first divine teaching at ' Sarnath '. ' Kushinagar ' is the place
where " Gautam Buddha " left for his heavenly abode.
In the honour of noble teachings of impartial universal compassion, of " Lord Buddha" ,
many countries , including few western countries , have established their Buddhist Monasteries at Lumbini. These sites are the symbols of great respect and salutation of
the mankind, World over , for the noble teachings of Buddhism , " Gautam Buddha " spread
to the mankind.
While in Nepal , one must visit ' Lumbini ' to see the wonderful Buddhist Site, with very
impressive Buddhist Monasteries of different countries. A great tourist attraction , indeed.
Few pictures taken during my visit are shown .